Dr. Rajani S. Sadasivam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Quantitative Health Sciences, Division of Health Informatics and Implementation, at the
University of Massachusetts Medical School. His overall research interest is to integrate
the use of technology to improve health outcomes. He approaches this as a meta-composite
systems problem. He views meta-composite systems development as focused on three
inter-related aspects: integrated information (i.e., all relevant information is
connected), integrated users (i.e., all users are connected to each other), and providing
dynamic and enhanced interaction to users. To this end, meta-composite systems research
encompasses technological, social, and behavioral aspects. He researches software
technologies like service-oriented architecture, business process engineering, web
services, semantic-web, social networking, robotic, and mobile technologies. His Ph.D.
research focused on developing a user-centered-design and service-oriented framework for
developing systems with process-personalized and customized support for human
interaction. Currently, he is working with biomedical and behavioral researchers to
develop meta-composite systems in the following areas: robotic technologies for older and
minority adult care; social networking systems for health promotion and randomized
clinical trials; collaborative computing and biomedical information systems for
translational science; research integration and automation systems for biomedical
research; mobile-decision support systems for HIV dosing; evidence-based research
literature search and integration systems; electronic medical, health and personal record
integration systems; and, health games technology systems for health promotion. 

Articles

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Crowdsourced peer- versus expert-written smoking-cessation messages (with Heather L. Coley, Jessica H. Williams, Julie E. Volkman, Yu-Mei Schoenberger, Connie L. Kohler, Heather J. Sobko, Midge N. Ray, Jeroan J. Allison, Daniel E. Ford, Gregg H. Gilbert, Thomas K. Houston, and National Dental PBRN and QUITPRIMO Collaborative Group), American journal of preventive medicine (2013)
 

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Who participates in web-assisted tobacco interventions? The quit-primo and national dental practice-based research network hi-quit studies (with Rebecca L. Kinney, Kathryn L. Delaughter, Sowmya R. Rao, Jessica Hillman Williams, Heather L. Coley, Midge N. Ray, Gregg H. Gilbert, Jeroan J. Allison, Daniel E. Ford, and Thomas K. Houston), Journal of medical Internet research (2013)
 

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A meta-composite software development approach for translational research (with Murat M. Tanik), Journal of medical systems (2013)
 

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Using a resource effect study pre-pilot to inform a large randomized trial: the Decide2Quit.Org Web-assisted tobacco intervention (with Jeroan J. Allison, Midge N. Ray, Daniel E. Ford, and Thomas K. Houston), AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium (2013)
 

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Internet health information seeking is a team sport: analysis of the Pew Internet Survey (with Mark J. Sotir, Rebecca L. Kinney, Stephenie C. Lemon, Stephanie L. Shimada, Jeroan J. Allison, and Thomas K. Houston), International journal of medical informatics (2012)
 

Books

Contributions to Books

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Composite Process-Personalization with Service-Oriented Architecture (with Murat M. Tanik), Handbook of Research In Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological And Social Perspectives (2009)
 

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Transforming Continuing Healthcare Education with E-Learning 2.0 (with K. Crenshaw, V. Datla, and M. Scheon), Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in E-Learning: Issues and Trends (2009)
 

Presentations

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Collaborative Tagging of Phenotypic Data for Clinical and Translational Sciences (with James Allan, W. Bruce Croft, Thomas K. Houston, Ariana Kamberi, Weize Kong, and Youngho Kim), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Recommender Systems For Computer Tailored Health Communications (with Benjamin M. Marlin, James Allan, and Thomas K. Houston), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

Other

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An architecture framework for composite services with process-personalization, Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations (2007)
 

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Drag-and-Drop Communication of Data Via a Computer Network (with Murat M. Tanik and Leon Jololian), Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations (2007)